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Full text of "Further Sources Of Vijayanagara History"

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him title* and a dress of honour. This is proved by a
laTdatory Aorta* which the Bka» composed in praise of
KnmaraAnantaraja, a grandson of Anantaraja.
« Then Konaraja proceeded against the enemies to destroy
them; having slain the foes in battle, he plundered the glory
ofIndra (i.e. died) and won the applause of the manne chiefB
of his rank, Bhats, and poets in the presence of the Raya.
« Your grandfather, king Ananta, put down those treacher-
ous enemies ; he engaged himself like Hanuman in performing
deeds beneficial to his master, and destroyed the Muhammadan
forces at Penugonda thereby exciting the admiration of the
famous nobles and the Raya."
After  the   destruction   of  the   Muhammadan   army at
Penugonda, he returned to Siddhavatam, which he made his
permanent abode. Now, the officer who was governing the fort
of Gurramkonda, made an attack upon the territory belonging
to   thl Raya's   army   (Rtyartnuva).    At  the   instance   of
Venkatapatiraya, Mafla Ananta Devacoda Maharaja, marched
with an army, and having invested theiort, he demolished one
of its bastions.   The commandant of the fort sued for peace
(which he granted). Then he returned to Siddhavatam, having
paid a visit to Candragiri on his way.
The Bhats composed the following verse when he over-
threw the bastion during the siege of Gurramkonda.
«0! Ananta,  son of Mafia Ella......you fought without
beinz frightened by the gun-powder bags scattering flames m
the Jky, Bke the wild-fire ; or confused by the reports of guns
emptying volleys of hissing fire, or perplexed by stones falling
down like the showers in the Citta* tor alarmed by the roar of
ifa.e cannon, piercing, as it were, the space itself. You over-
threw the baetion of Ghisamkonda and won the applause ot
the PoduSSfca and others."
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-H«»tke^' called Ctth aoiing wtieb ft. rrin fall. b torr.ui. i, irf«red to
out of the », te which th- «inh«m«.